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If You Put a Toddler to Bed...

If You Put a Toddler to Bed…

Inspired by “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffe Numeroff: If you put a toddler to bed….they’re going to ask you for a good night kiss. When you give them a kiss, they’ll probably ask you to read them a book. When you’re finished reading, they’ll ask for “just one more”. Then, […]

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6 Easy Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

April generally brings warmer temperatures, fresh flowers and the opportunity to get outside after the long winter months. Parents welcome all of these things with open arms after being cooped up inside with stir crazy kids. Unfortunately, April also brings rainy days, which often means being stuck inside again. We can only handle one more coloring […]

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11 Ways to Prepare Toddler for a New Baby

11 Ways to Prepare Toddlers for a New Baby

You’ve announced to the world that your adorable tot will will soon be a big brother or sister. Maybe you’ve even cut into a cake or opened the box of blue or pink balloons. Your little one is starting to get curious about your growing belly…now what? Just before my twins turned two, we were […]

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Mom’s Guide to the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library

Whether it’s you who needs to get out of the house or your kids who are itching to explore the world, we’ve all been there. Sometimes you’re organized and on time (ha!) and are able to utilize the programs in our community that have set time frames. Other times, though, it’s refreshing to have resources that […]

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Toddler Literacy Activities (1)

Toddler Literacy Activities

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.” National Commission on Reading, 1985  Wow! That fact got me thinking about my own childhood and activities I am doing with my daughter. Since I was a little girl, I […]

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Raising Thankful Hearts: 5 Thanksgiving Traditions to Encourage Gratitude

You’ve probably scoured Pinterest for new recipes or pulled out Grandma’s handwritten recipe for her famous pumpkin pie. Maybe you’ve made grocery lists, clipped coupons, and are beginning to prepare for house guests. You might be getting travel plans set.  Or maybe you’ve mapped out and created a spreadsheet (Yes, this really happens and high-five to […]

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The First 63 Days With Three Kids: How To Survive

Sixty-three days of life with three kids. I know what I’m supposed to say: “I’m soaking up every second.” “It’s been the greatest joy.” ”We are adjusting wonderfully.” If you judge our life by Instagram posts, it appears we do nothing but smile and love on each other in our catalog clean outfits. Those photos […]

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